About Nancy Thomas
Nancy Thomas is a contemporary American artist. Her work is prized throughout the country for its wonderful color, warmth and style.
Nancy's art appears in the homes of thousands of collectors as well as in magazines and in decorator books, in museums, in Hollywood films, on Broadway and on television. Nancy has given one-woman shows across America and abroad, and has been commissioned for numerous special works by a variety of institutions such as Colonial Williamsburg, the Museum of American Folk Art and the White House.
Nancy is also a passionate collector of beautiful antiques, and her studio and her shops are filled with treasures she has gathered over the years. These works of art from the past fit comfortably with Nancy's colorful pieces, creating a style that is exciting, yet warm and inviting.
While the subject matter of her paintings and sculptures is extraordinarily wide ranging, Nancy is known for celebrating food in her art. Nancy was commissioned to create the official painting for Julia Child's 90th birthday. In 2012, in honor of Julia's 100th birthday, Nancy created a commemorative limited signed re-issue of the print of the original painting given to Mrs. Childs.
Her joint creation with chef Marcel DeSaulniers, the book Alphabet of Sweets, includes reproductions of 27 original dessert-inspired paintings.
The Nancy Thomas Galleries are decorated in Nancy's warm style and are homes for Nancy's art work, accent pieces and antiques. The galleries' decor and offerings are changed throughout the year and there is something exciting and new almost every month. The range of prices is broad so that the casual visitor and the serious collector will find a piece worth taking home.
"The subjects of my paintings often reflect many things which I can't do or be...so I paint them. For example, I'm not a big gardener so I paint flowers. There are so many things I paint from my head...I think about Emily Dickinson and her writings and she hardly ever left home. It is extraordinary where the mind can take you and amazing what people are capable of doing."